Russia - Northern European Russia (Chapter)
This is the Northern European Russia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
Cold hands, warm heart? The idiom has never rung more true than in this land of polar winters and cliché-busting Russian hospitality, where those braving daunting long hauls and off-radar destinations are rewarded with a hearty reception by curious locals.
- marvel at the glorious ancient wooden architecture of Kizhi, including the iconic multidomed Transfiguration Church
- go monastery-hopping at the sylvan retreat of Valaam and the ever-evocative Solovetsky Islands (p000)
- restaurants and accommodation
- swim with the human walruses then board a nuclear icebreaker in Murmansk, the world’s biggest Arctic city
Coverage includes: Kola Peninsula, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk & around, Kizhi, Northern Lake Ladoga, Valaam, Kem & Rabocheostrovsk, Solovetsky Islands, Kola’s White Sea Coast, Apatity, Kirovsk, Monchegorsk, Lovozero & around, Murmansk, Vologda, Totma, Kirillov-Belozersky, Veliky Ustyug, Kargopol & around, Arkhangelsk and Malye Karely.
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